DEFENSE SERVICES ORDER CIVILIAN HIRING FREEZE, OTHER CUTBACKS
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 3:46pm
The Army, Air Force and Navy each have issued memorandums ordering an immediate freeze on civilian hiring and other cutbacks to address lingering budget uncertainties.
The Defense Logistics Agency, meanwhile, has put employees on notice that they may be furloughed for up to 22 days because of the budget crisis.
The memos follow a directive issued Jan. 10 by Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter authorizing the services and defense agencies to take various steps to help the Pentagon address ongoing budget challenges stemming from the continuing resolution and potential for severe cuts due to sequestration.
The Pentagon directive allowed the services and defense agencies to freeze civilian hiring, reduce base operating funding and curtail a range of spending in such areas as facilities maintenance, travel, training, conferences and administrative expenses.
Each of the memos are below. More will be added here as they become available.
On Jan. 16, AFGE National President J. David Cox Sr. sent a letter to Frederick Vollrath, principal deputy assistant secretary of Defense for readiness and force management and acting assistant secretary of Defense for readiness and force management, expressing our concerns about how these cuts will be carried out.
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